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Friday headlines: Clutching scalp, staring up.

I truly believe that today’s hearing is just another victory notch in Putin’s belt and another milestone in our enemies’ campaign to tear America apart. From FBI agent Peter Strzok’s statement before Congress. The meeting quickly degenerated.

Brett Kavanaugh will face tough questions in the Senate. Some will be about baseball tickets.

Being a Christian Republican in Congress means fighting against abortion rights. Not so in broader America.

In about 20 years, 34 states will be home to only 30% of the country.

A  new study finds that the presence of Airbnb only really benefits white neighborhoods.

A 2017 book prompts the Department of Justice to reopen the investigation into the murder of Emmett Till.

A liberal activist is suing California, arguing that its winner-take-all system disenfranchises Republican voters.

Which elements of the Trump legacy will persist? Many, no matter who’s elected, probably including Twitter-use.

Israel intends to demolish the Bedouin village of Khan al-Ahmar, splitting the West Bank in two.

The BBC’s reporting of scandals around the Brexit referendum "is not biased or unbalanced: it barely exists."

England may have lost to Croatia in the World Cup, but it loves its new, waistcoated manager, "the New British Man."

When an athlete clutches their head and stares at the sky, they display "very classical shame display elements."

Why do World Cup players spit so much? Possibly because they're "carb rinsing."

A photographer documents what it looks like to be tackled by a victorious World Cup team.

A bright pink pigment, 1.1 billion years old, may be the world's oldest color.

"The name-letter effect," proven many times over, finds that people prefer letters that appear in their own names.

The Elon Musk of e-waste is going to jail for printing 28,000 Windows restore disks.